Burgers, hot dogs may go mustard-free this summer…

We’re in a crisis we haven’t seen for 25 years. The price of seeds has gone up three or four times, and maybe five times soon,” Planes told the outlet. “And, on top of that, there is no supply. The scarcity is such that we have a potential 50 percent decrease in seeds… so our production is down 50 percent.”

The ongoing war in Ukraine has also led to adverse effects on the mustard supply chain. In 2020, both Russia and Ukraine were ranked as the third and fifth most significant exporters of mustard seeds in the world, respectively.

The industry isn’t the only condiment producer unable to cut the mustard in the supply chain.

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